Steve Kean was appointed manager of Blackburn Rovers in January 2011 after Sam Allardyce was sacked the month before. Kean has been under immense pressure from the outset but managed to save the club from relegation to the Championship on the final day of the 2010/11 season with a 3-2 victory over Wolves. However, he was unable to do the same this season, with club's relegation confirmed on 7th May.
Amid the immense pressure Kean decided to walk away from the job on Friday 28th September, despite Blackburn's decent start to the season.
Kean has a vast amount of experience as a coach having worked with Reading, Fulham, Real Sociedad and Coventry City. In addition he has also been assistant to Chris Coleman at Fulham, Real Sociedad and Coventry.
He became first team coach at Blackburn under Sam Allardyce in August 2009. After Big Sam was sacked in December 2010, Kean was originally installed as caretaker manager, only for that role - rather surprisingly - to be made permanent at the start of January 2011. He managed to save Rovers from relegation last season but the club's 11-year stay in the top flight came to an end on 7th May 2012.
For the moment Kean remains in charge of Blackburn but his job is not 100% safe. Venky's may decided a fresh approach is needed if Rovers are to make an instant return to the Premier League.